Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Birthdays and Cake

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. Is it me or does it seem like everyone is getting ready to start a new adventure? My niece and nephew are starting school tomorrow,and others are on new schedules at work... it just fells like a beginning to something? TV is starting a new line-up... I'm sad to see some of my shows end for the summer ... True Blood.. awhh.....but excited to see my Fall shows as well... Big Bang Theory, Vampire Dairies, Greys Anatomy....(sigh) But what I'm most excited for is me going back to school. I took one class in the spring and I was hooked. So now I'm enrolling in 4 classes this fall to strengthen my accounting skills for a better job title.and I'm really digging this crisp weather in So.Cal... I just love to pull out the sweaters, scarves, and gloves.... It also gives me an excuse to buy a new pair of killer Well enough of my chatter... on to my creation.

Todays card was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday challenge #155. I started off with "Kraft" cardstock for the base of the card, followed by "Very Vanilla" and "Sage Shadow". I chose the "Ancestry designer paper" from K&Company and dry embossed the three top pieces with cuddlebug's "Spots & Dots"folder. The bottom portion was dry embossed with Sizzix "Argyle" folder. I was a bit torn on what I could feature for center piece, but I came through with several pieces here. So I knew I needed to stick with the template calling for the circle as it's focul point.... no brainer... I used the 3-5/8" Spellbinder nestabilities scalloped large circle layered with 3-1/8" plain white cardstock for the sentiment. I found a set of Fiskars "friends forever quotes" clear rubber stamps for the sentiment in Stampin' Up "chocolate chip" ink.  I also had these cute little sets I found at the local craft store in dollar bins by the registers that I thought made a beautiful background in again "Chocolate chip"  and "Sage shadow" ink. For the finishing touch, I sponged "Baja Breeze" at the top of the circle to give it an effect of the sky. The ribbon is from Stampin Up in "kraft" and the button was tied on with twine. The tag was stamped with Stampin Up "Bitty Birthday" set. Well that's that... I hope you summer was fun and you're looking forward to new beginnings... Tooddles!